Learning from square one how to do things from scratch. Canning, recipes, medicinal herbs, gardening, farmette animals, and lots of family mixed in!
Rita's Gr-Gr-Mom's Elderberry Jam
I begged this recipe off my friend Rita. We were talking elderberries, when she told me about her great grandmother hand writing her recipes -- elderberry jam being one of them. I had the recipe with me when I attended the Master Food Preserver Class. "Is there anything wrong with canning this recipe?" I asked my teacher, Barbara Ingham, the head food scientist for the state of Wisconsin. "This should be perfectly fine. Do you know why? --- Because everything in it is an acid."
So there you have it. It's not a tested recipe. But, it's got the o.k. from the very top.
I love the "delicious" at the end. :-) If you are canning it, you would fill the jars to 1/4 in. and process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes. You'll notice there is no pectin in the recipe. I'm sure that's where the apples and the orange and lemon peel help out, they are full of pectin.
I'm making it today, I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for sharing Rita!!